Sweden 1-1 Norway: Emil Forsberg hits equaliser for Sweden after Stefan Johansen


Sweden 1-1 Norway: Emil Forsberg hits equaliser for Sweden after Stefan Johansen had opened scoring

  • Emil Forsberg struck as Sweden came from behind to take a point vs Norway 
  • Norway had opened the scoring through Stefan Johansen just before half time 
  • Sweden are second in qualifying Group F, with Norway in fourth place 

Winger Emil Forsberg drilled home a second-half equaliser to grab a point for Sweden as they came from behind to draw 1-1 with Scandinavian neighbours Norway in their Group F Euro 2020 qualifier in Stockholm on Sunday.

The Swedes held the upper hand for most of the first half but it was the visitors who went in a goal up at the break as Andreas Granqvist made a terrible error in under-hitting a pass to Victor Lindelof.

The loose ball was snapped up by Joshua King, who powered forward before releasing the ball to Martin Odegaard. The young midfielder prodded the ball on to Norway captain Stefan Johansen, who swept home a simple finish.

Emil Forsberg (right) celebrates with Kristoffer Olsson after scoring Sweden's equaliser

Emil Forsberg (right) celebrates with Kristoffer Olsson after scoring Sweden’s equaliser

Forsberg is congratulated by his Sweden team-mates after he pulled his side level

Forsberg is congratulated by his Sweden team-mates after he pulled his side level

Stefan Johansen put Norway ahead just before half time after being found by Martin Odegaard

Stefan Johansen put Norway ahead just before half time after being found by Martin Odegaard

Moved into a more central role in the second half, Forsberg got more and more involved in the Swedish attack and he rattled home the equaliser on the hour mark after an intricate build-up by the Swedes.

The derby spirit of the game was reflected in some heavy challenges and less-than-elegant play as the visitors shut up shop knowing that a point would keep them in the hunt for qualification.

Johansen showed excellent composure as he managed to steer the ball into the back of the net

Johansen showed excellent composure as he managed to steer the ball into the back of the net

Sweden's Alexander Isak competes for possession with Norway's Ole Selnaes

Sweden’s Alexander Isak competes for possession with Norway’s Ole Selnaes

MATCH FACTS 

Sweden: Olsen; Lustig, Lindelof, Granqvist, Bengtsson; Larsson, Olsson, Ekdal (Svensson 84), Forsberg; Quaison (Andersson 77), Isak (Berg 77)

Subs: Johansson, Hult, Johnsson, Jansson, Guidetti, Nordfeldt, Krafth, Helander, Durmaz 

Goal: Forsberg 60

Booked: Larsson, Ekdal 

Norway: Jarstein; Elabdellaoui, Reginiussen, Nordtveit, Aleesami; Odegaard, Henriksen (Elyounoussi 64), Berge, Johansen (Haland 76), Selnaes; King

Subs: Midtsjo, Sorloth, Svensson, Grytebust, Rossbach, Meling, Hovland, Johnsen, Normann, Gabrielsen 

Goal: Johansen 45

Booked: Henriksen 

With all of the six teams having played six games, Spain lead the group on a maximum 18 points following a 4-0 win over the Faroe Islands, with Sweden second on 11 points, Romania third on 10 and Norway one point further back.

Norway host Spain next on October 12, with the group leaders travelling to Stockholm three days later.

Sander Berge attempts to make an impact for Norway as he competes with Emil Forsberg

Sander Berge attempts to make an impact for Norway as he competes with Emil Forsberg

Olsson attempts to push forward for Sweden at the Friends Arena as he tracked by Selnaes

Olsson attempts to push forward for Sweden at the…



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